Candid Engineer is hard at work surfing the internet. An email appears in her inbox:
I really absolutely must get Experiments X and Y done this week. However, I cannot do them because I am swamped with final exams & other very, very serious obligations. I was wondering if you could take 3-4 days of your time this week and do my experiments for me.
Hard-Working but Clueless Grad Student
Ahahaha!!! Good one, really. Uhh, let me check my schedule... uhh... hmm, no fucking way.
Supervisor: So, are you sure you want to be a professor?
CE: No, I'm not sure, but I think I'd be good at it & I don't know anything else I'd be as good at.
Supervisor: You would be great in a company- large, medium, or start-up.
CE: Oh no, are you turning this into a patronizing you'd-be-good-at-anything lovefest?
Supervisor: No, I'm not. You'd be a terrible VC. Absolutely terrible. You're not vicious enough.
I'm not too mean, I'm not too nice
Don't give me your mangoes to slice & dice
This princess postdoc has her price.